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Zaha Hadid Designs Z Boat For American Art Dealer

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By Karissa Rosenfield
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Courtesy of / Kenny Schachter-ROVE

First, American art dealer Kenny Schachter commissioned Zaha Hadid to design the futuristic, three wheeled Z-Car in 2005. Now, he has asked the Pritzker Prize winning Dame to create the limited edition Z Boat – an all black, 7.5-meter-long vessel that comfortably seats eight and is powered by an 1×220 HP Mercruiser. Only 12 boats and four prototypes will by built and completed in early 2013 by the French manufacturer Shoreteam.

Courtesy of Architects/ Kenny Schachter-ROVE

Hadid’s design statement reads as follows: “The asymmetrical design is sculptural in appearance while practically affording more seating accommodations. In a sense, the bespoke boat is as much a work of art as a Cisitalia sports car in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The idea is to think of vessels and vehicles as highly individualistic expressions of art, architecture and design reflecting the edge of what is possible using the most advanced means, including materials, software systems and methods of fabrication.”

Artinfo also reported a possible rumor that a Rem Koolhaas-designed hybrid sailboat and yacht is next on Schachter’s want list.

Reference: Zaha Hadid Architects, Artinfo, Phaidon

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